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Nationals Looking To Remain Perfect Since All-Star Break

The all-star break did nothing to slow the Washington Nationals’ momentum, as the club has come out of the break with five consecutive wins. The Nats have outscored their opponents 39-15 in that span despite each outing being on the road. Ryan Zimmerman and company look to continue rolling when they close up a two-game set with the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.

Shark Bites
  • Bryce Harper (rest) is not expected to play in this game.
  • The Nationals are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games as road favorites.
  • The Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against the Nationals.

Gio Gonzalez will take the bump in this one in hopes of replicating his masterful last outing. Gonzalez allowed just four hits and no runs in 8.1 innings of work against Cincinnati last Friday and lowered his ERA to a stellar 2.66. The lefty might be the second-best pitcher in a loaded Nats rotation with Gonzalez allowing three or fewer earned runs in his past 10 starts.

The Angels are going another route with their starting pitching in this one by recalling Alex Meyer from Triple-A Salt Lake. The former first-round pick played one game in Triple-A since being demoted just before the all-star break, an outing that saw Meyer allow four runs in 5.0 innings while striking out seven.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Washington Nationals were -122 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 7.0-1.4 win for the Nationals on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs Los Angeles Angels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Angels sport a record of 46-50 heading into this matchup, while the Washington Nationals sit at 57-36 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Washington injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Los Angeles Angels and the league No. 3-ranked Washington Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Los Angeles Angels No. 27-ranked scoring average of 4.04 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.65 runs per game. The Angels have averaged 8.02 hits per game to date this season, less than the Nationals hitters have managed (9.8 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday at Angel Stadium behind starter Edwin Jackson.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Angels is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Angels is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games
  • LA Angels is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Arizona, Friday, July 21
Los Angeles home to Boston, Friday, July 21